September Gigs

September 12th, 2014

Lots Going on!!

~Saturday, Sept 6th (Tomorrow night!)
Club Deluxe
1511 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

~Friday, Sept 19th
Appearing with Grand Avenue Soul
Eat Real Festival in Oakland!

The Palm Plaza Stage


~Saturday, Sept 20th

Private performance with

Americano Social Club

~Thursday, Sept 25th
Appearing with the Grove Valve Orchestra
A Fundraiser for Devoted to Children Foundation Haiti
Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley
6pm –doors
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~Saturday, Sept 27th

Private Performance with

Rich & the Rhythm Roustabouts

~Sunday, Sept 28th  
Emily Zisman with Ryan Avery (SOLD OUT!) *

Houseboat Pre-Release party for Weeds & Wildflowers
Sausalito, CA
Email if you’d like to be notified about last minute availability

EZ and the Innuendos play The Firehouse Arts Center

August 14th, 2014

Hey folks!


We’ve been invited to perform as the featured act at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton!


Next Thursday, August 21st

4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566


We will be going on at about 7:30pm but make sure to get there a bit early for a good seat and to check out some of the local talent.

This gig is particularly special because I’ll be bringing the whole band!  That’s right, I’ve got a drummer, a bass player, a lead guitar and (of COURSE) the fabulous Ryan Avery on violin.  We’re taking the Lamborghini out for a spin.  I’ve never driven a manual before! Will we win the title or crash and burn?  YOU decide!  Either way, it’ll be a blast.


Mark your calendars and muddy your tires!

New Blog Post in Silicon Valley Tales

June 16th, 2014

For all you lovley people who are just discovering my blog, music, musings, works-in-progress,

I’ve been contributing to a Bay Area, female-focused blog site called Silicon Valley Tales.  This site is primarily focused on sharing the perspectives of women surviving in or around Silicon Valley.  All of the posts are contributed by ladies from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and are as diverse and insightful as the women themselves.  I’m honored and stoked to be a contributing member and hope my additions bring a unique perspective to our vibrant community.


My latest contribution is the first in what will hopefully be a series of interviews of Bay Area music makers.  I’ll speak with singers, songwriters, band leaders and music professionals in the hopes of bringing a greater sense of familiarity to the vibrant and inspiring musical community that is always hard at work right here in our own back yard.


Please read, enjoy and share!


Much love.

New Video! Sneak Peak from Weeds & Wildflowers

June 3rd, 2014

Heya folks!

Here’s the second installment of our video series!  It’s also an original tune that will be featured on the forthcoming album Weeds & Wildflowers.

Have a listen, tell me what you think and please, share with your friends!





New Live Video! We Play for You.

April 18th, 2014

Hey folks!

Ryan and I are pledging to give you music for your earholes and eyeholes once a week, every week until the forces of nature make me a liar.   But even that will only be temporary(maybe).  Hopefully, with practice, these videos will become more and more solid and start to include some of our talented and generous friends.  Maybe even YOU can help out!  If you want(pleeeease!).

Here be the first installment!  It’s one of my favorite songs to perform.  Please, enjoy and share to your hearts delight!

Our next live performance will be at Harbin Hot Springs on May 24th. Come up to enjoy the pools during the day.  In the evening, we will perform your faces off!

ALSO! The next Emily Zisman album, Weeds & Wildflowers is headed to the presses!  We are sooooo close.

Until then, enjoy the videos!

Sociopathy at Pebble Beach

April 12th, 2014

Back here, on the beach

where we fed chicken bones to the seagulls.


Where we made love and set fires and

got stoned among the dunes.


Fished hermit crabs out of

seawater and fed them to the anemone.


We were teenagers.

We were assholes.


but we were free.


Emily and Ryan join Marty Atkinson for a Bazaar Jam!

February 19th, 2014

Mark your calendars for Friday,  March 21st!  We are excited to be sharing some original tunes at the famous Bazaar Café on California Street in San Francisco.

5927 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 831-5620


Check out the digs and the eats:


In a rare, acoustic appearance, Ryan and I will be trading off half hour sets with the insanely talented Mr. Marty Atkinson.


He’ll be joining us, we’ll be joining him….We will aim to jam your face off.   OFF!!

You can tell us whether or not we succeeded at the end of the show.


Show starts at 7:30pm but make sure to get there early as it’s a fairly small room with limited seating.  We will sing you songs until about 9:30pm, so plan to tuck in!

There will be some new songs, some old songs and a pant-load of excitement building around the upcoming release of the second Emily Zisman album.

Come!  See us!  We miss you so.

It Will Be Dark (A Metamorphosis)

October 23rd, 2013


These words that stick out

little mysteries


They lodge

In my craw and bite



Curious clues at first



  I sit with them


Until they majestically unfurl themselves ornate

Opaque passages.


Too terrible to avoid

Too insistent to ignore


And treacherous to traverse

But traversable they are. 


However sheer and impassable they feel.



It will be dark.

Upcoming Gigs!

October 15th, 2013

A bevvy of exciting performances on the horizon!  Hope to see you at any or all of them.


Saturday, October 19th

Emily Zisman Acoustic Solo

Wine Pickup Party for Velo Vino

Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill & Wine Bar

641 Main St. St. Helena CA



Saturday, November 2nd

Americano Social Club FAMILY RUCKUS!

Club Deluxe

1511 Haight St, San Francisco


$5 cover


Thursday, Novermber 7th

Special Appearance with Grand Avenue Soul

The Starry Plough

3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley


$7-12 sliding Scale

21+ only


Friday, November 8th

Americano Social Club FAMILY RUCKUS!

Café Revolution




Saturday, November 16th

Chance’s End

Fillmore Poster Room


With purchased of a ticket to see the Fillmore act: Beats Antique



Mark your calendars and come on out!
Love to you.


9/11 non-song

September 11th, 2013

I didn’t feel as close to the fire as I actually was. 

So I never realized how burnt I had become.

I was removed by a polarizing lack of loss.  Suddenly a tourist in my own city as it crumbled around me.  After it had been built before me.  Without me.

This ire wasn’t mine.


I still don’t notice the char until I’m reminded by the date. 

The month and day have acquired a mute reverence

More hollowed than the monotonous mark of the passing of time. 

I never felt the heat of rage.  But I did sink.

There was a terrible fall. There was damage.

There is now a thick layer of scar I cannot penetrate for excavation. 


I tried to write about it.  I tried to sing about it. 

But I felt impertinent waxing poetic about a fire I didn’t feel. 

Songwriting wasn’t the way in. It may never open for me that way. 

I am waiting for the sting. 

 still waiting to feel the glow. The heat. Anything other than sheer weight. 


Just to be able to write an honest word.